Historically questionable aspects of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's celebrated series raise issues about the renowned documentarians’ responsibility to the public.
A more perfect match between president and African-American icon could not be imagined.
The destruction wrought by the U.S. military’s spraying of deadly chemical herbicides is one of the most tragic legacies of the conflict.
The revisionism never stops. The blood never dries. The invader is pitied and purged of guilt while "searching for meaning in a terrible tragedy."
PBS documentarian Ken Burns has created a new series about World War II veterans but, according to the author, Burns left out some important contributors in his latest narrative: Latino and American Indian troops who fought for the U.S. (and are doing so now in Iraq and Afghanistan) and deserve due recognition.